Speaking: “Layers of Time” at Interaction17

Earlier this month I had the honor of speaking at IXDA’s Interaction17 conference, held this year in New York City. I gave a talk on Pace Layering and rates of change, titled “Layers of Time.”

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Posted on February 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Speaking: “Layers of Time” at Interaction17 | Filed Under: books, design, technology, work

Project: Invisible Boxes

Over the past few months I continued the research that formed the basis for my article “Unseen Sensors,” and wanted to give it a more fitting and permanent home. Thus was born the site invisibleboxes.info.

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Posted on November 8th, 2014 | Comments Off on Project: Invisible Boxes | Filed Under: newyork, work


Mayo Nissen is a designer and strategist interested in the intersections and interplay between interaction design, service thinking, and the physical, and in developing strategies across and beyond these disciplines to leave the world in better shape than he found it. He’s lived on a boat and gone to school in a castle, as a young child spoke fluent Spanish and then forgot it all, studied design on a campus noted for its 60s brutalist architecture, and likes to have a choice between different shades of black.

Based in New York and originally from London, he is currently a creative director at frog, and was previously principal designer at Urbanscale and a consultant at ReD Associates and Radarstation. He is a graduate of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, London’s Brunel University, and the United World College of the Atlantic.

He likes it when people get in touch.